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Brandon January 31, 2011 23 Frequently Asked Questions

Mattress Center Support Systems Prevent Sagging, Squeaking, Shifting, Bowing and Cracking

Center Supports add essential mattress support and are available for Twin, Full, Queen, King, and California King size bed frames/rails. Unknown to most consumers, mattress manufacturers' warranties may be void if sufficient center support is not provided with additional cross supports and legs for complete stability.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR USING THE CENTER SUPPORT COMPARISON TABLE:

Click on the Name or the Image for each item to be taken to its respective web page.

The Adjustable Height Range in the table below includes the height from the floor to the bottom of the box-spring.

You will want to select your Center Support System based on the following criteria:

  1. Size of your bed (Twin, Full, Queen, King, or California King)
  2. Type of Side rails on your bed (Metal or Wood)
  3. How much weight your bed is supporting (don't forget the weight of your mattress and foundation unit)
  4. Consider current problems with your bed (mild or severe sagging, squeaking, and/or bowing rails)

 

Regular Duty

Name Image Compatible Sizes Adjustable Width Range Orientation Application Pre-Drilled Ends Number of Cross Supports Legs Per Cross Support Adjustable Height Range
 Adjustable Center Support Leg
 Adj-Ctr-Supp-Leg_55.jpg  Attaches to Existing Support System
 N/A  N/A  Wood Slats
 Yes  N/A  N/A  6" to 16"
 EZ-Lift EL1-18
 EL1-18_55.jpg 3/4, Super Single, Full, Queen, King, Ca King
 43-11/16" to 77-5/8"
 Rail to Rail
Metal / Wood Rails
 Yes 3
1
7-1/8" to 17-5/8"
 EZ-Lift EL22-18
EL22-18_55.jpg   3/4, Super Single, Full, Queen, King, Ca King 47-3/16" to 78-1/8"
Rail to Rail
Metal / Wood Rails
Yes
2
 2 7-1/8" to 17-5/8"
 EZ-Lift EZ1S-18
EZ1S-18_55.jpg   3/4, Super Single, Full, Queen, King, Ca King 43-11/16" to 77-5/8"
Rail to Rail Metal / Wood Rails
Yes
1
1
7-1/8" to 17-5/8"
 EZ-Lift EZ2S-18
 EZ22S-18_55.jpg 3/4, Super Single, Full, Queen, King, Ca King
47-3/16" to 78-1/8"
Rail to Rail
Metal / Wood Rails
Yes
 1  2 7-1/8" to 17-5/8"
 Hospitality Bed Q31LP Ultra Low-Profile
 Q31LP_55.jpg 3/4, Super Single, Full, Queen
45" to 60-5/8"
Rail to Rail
Metal / Wood Rails
 Yes 1
 1 4-1/16" to 5-1/16"
 InstantLift IL-1
 IL-1_55.jpg  Full, Queen
49-1/2" to 60"
Rail to Rail
Metal Rails
Yes & Clip Ends
1
2
 6" to 9-5/8"
 InstantLift IL22-9
IL22-9_55-2.jpg  Full, Queen
49-1/2" to 60"
Rail to Rail
Metal Rails
Yes & Clip Ends
2
2
6" to 9-5/8"
 MasterLift K31-2S
 K31-2S_55.jpg Queen, King, Ca King
55-3/4" to 78-1/2"
Rail to Rail & Head to Foot
Metal / Wood Rails  Yes 2 Cross, 1 Center
2 on Center Support
7" to 11-13/16"
 V-Rail Adj. Center Support
V-Rail_55.jpg
Full, Queen, King, Ca King
See compatible sizes
 Rail to Rail & Head to Foot
Metal / Wood Rails
Yes
2 Cross, 1 Center
 3 on Center Support
5-1/2" to 18"
 Wooden Center Support Slats with Legs
 Slats_55.jpg Twin
N/A
 Rail to Rail
 Beds with Slats
 Drilled in Center for Leg Attachment
4 Slats with Legs
 1 Per Slat
 8-7/8" to 9-1/2" or 12-7/8" to 13-1/2"
 X-Support GS-3XS Bedding Support System
 X-Support-GS-3XS_55.jpg Full, Queen, King, Ca King
See Compatible Sizes
 Rail to Rail & Head to Foot Metal / Wood Rails
 Yes 3 Cross, 1 Center 3 on Center Support  6-1/2" to 15-1/2"

Medium Duty

Name Image Compatible Sizes Adjustable Width Range Orientation Application Pre-Drilled Ends Number of Cross Supports Legs Per Cross Support Adjustable Height Range
EZ-Lift EL2-18
EZ-Lift-EL2-18_55.jpg  3/4, Super Single, Full, Queen, King, Ca King
47-3/16" to 78-1/8"
Rail to Rail
Metal / Wood Rails
Yes
 3 2
7-1/8" to 17-5/8"
 MightyLift FQ-5 Low-Profile
MightyLift-FQ-5-Low-Profile.jpg   Full, Queen
 51-1/2" to 60"
Rail to Rail
Metal / Wood Rails
Yes
2
2
 5-1/2" to 8"
 MightyLift QK-11
MightyLift-QK-11_55.jpg   Queen, King, Ca King
60" to 76"
 Rail to Rail Metal / Wood Rails
Yes
 2 3
 7" to 11-3/16"
MightyLift QK-18 High Rise
MightyLift-QK-18-High-Rise.jpg   Queen, King, Ca King 60" to 76"
Rail to Rail
Metal / Wood Rails
Yes
2
3
7" to 18"
 MightyLift QK-5 Low Profile
MightyLift-QK-5-Low-Profile.jpg  Queen, King, Ca King
60" to 76"
 Rail to Rail Metal / Wood Rails
 Yes  2 3
5-1/2" to 8"

Heavy Duty

Name Image Compatible Sizes Adjustable Width Range Orientation Application Pre-Drilled Ends Number of Cross Supports Legs Per Cross Support Adjustable Height Range
 MasterLift HD K31-6S MasterLift-HD-K31-6S_55.jpg  Queen, King, Ca King
55-3/4" to 78-1/2"
Rail to Rail  & Head to Foot
Metal / Wood Rails
 Yes 2 Cross, 1 Center
 2 on each Cross Support, 2 on Center Support. Total 6 Legs
 7" to 11-13/16"
 MasterLift HD K31-6XL High Rise
MasterLift-HD-K31-6XL-High-.jpg   Queen, King, Ca King 55-3/4" to 78-1/2"
Rail to Rail  & Head to Foot
 Metal / Wood Rails Yes
 2 Cross, 1 Center 2 on each Cross Support, 2 on Center Support. Total 6 Legs
7" to 18"
 MightyLift Ultra FQU-11
MightyLift-Ultra-FQU-11_55.jpg   Full, Queen
 51-1/2" to 60"
 Rail to Rail Metal / Wood Rails
 Yes  3  2 7" to 11-13/16"
 MightyLift Ultra QKU-11
 MightyLift-QKU-11_55.jpg Queen, King, Ca King
 60" to 76"
Rail to Rail
Metal / Wood Rails
Yes
 3  3 7" to 11-13/16"

Brandon January 25, 2011 Frequently Asked Questions

Sofa_Snap_Logo_238.jpg                       Sofa Snaps Are the Solution for Creeping Sectional Sofas


If your sectional sofa keeps moving around, you can fasten the sections together with the Sofa Snap bracket. This hardware is used to connect modular upholstered furniture to form seating rows or groups. The hardware is easily connected to the bottom of the upholstered pieces and connects to the corresponding angle bracket. Some models allow the forks to be safely pivoted out of the way when not in use, preventing accidental injuries caused by walking into the forks. The catch fork is correctly oriented and the upholstered pieces are pushed together. As a minimum, you will need 1 Sofa Snap Unit for each two sections you wish to keep together. The connection is released by lifting.

While one Sofa Snap bracket is sufficient for most applications, some customers have found that sectionals located in high-traffic environments may benefit from installing two Sofa Snap brackets at each separation. In addition, the "Fixed Mount models (#910 and #917) are not designed to pivot, allowing a stronger connection. Sofa Snap brackets may not provide a secure connection if your sectional pieces are located on an uneven surface, or if they stand at different heights from the floor (replacing the legs to all with new legs to all be the same height can fix this.)

 

For detailed installation instructions, please see the attached PDF at the bottom of the page.

 

The Sofa Snap comes in 7 different styles in order to better fit various sectional styles, sizes, and configurations. The main differences to which to be alert are:

  • Compact or Flat 
    • The Compact Sofa Snaps mount on smaller dimensions of wood frame due to their right angled base. You can mount the Compact size models on as little as 3/4" of wood frame. The longer side of the base will extend up on the inside of the sectional frame, necessitating the temporary removal of a small section of the underpinning from the sectional piece. This underpinning can be replaced after the Compact Sofa Snap is installed. 
    • The Flat Sofa Snaps require a 2-1/4" x 1-3/4" frame section for installation.
  • Fixed or Pivoting Mount 
    • The Pivoting Mount will allow some placement flexibility with your sectionals. Also, the pivoting forks will prevent accidental injuries caused by contact with the mount; When the sections are separated the forks can be pivoted completely under the piece to which they are attached. 
    • The Fixed Mount will hold your sectionals more rigidly stationary. Because the Fixed Mount Sofa Snaps are all metal and designed to remain stationary, they will have a stronger hold. They are ideal for high-traffic areas.

Please click on the links embedded in this article (pictures are links also) to be taken to a detailed description including detailed measurements for each model:

1. Model #917 - Compact Model, Fixed Forks           Sofa-Snap-917_110.jpg              Model 917, Vertical View            Sofa-Snap-917-2_110.jpg

The Compact Fixed Mount Sofa Snap, Model 917, is used on Sectionals that have a thin frame base with a recessed bottom. This piece is designed to mount to the bottom of your sofa on the edge of the wooden frame so it can stick out.

 

2. Model #938 - Compact Model, Pivoting Forks         Sofa-Snap-938_110.jpgModel #938, Showing Pivoting Action   Sofa-Snap-938-4_110.jpg

The Compact Pivoting Mount Sofa Snap, Model 938, is used on Sectionals that have a thin frame base with a recessed bottom. This piece is designed to mount to the bottom of your sofa on the edge of the wooden frame so it can stick out.

 

3. Model #910 - Flat Model, Fixed Forks                      Sofa-Snap-910-1_110.jpg  Model 910, Side View, Engaged           Sofa-Snap-910-2_110.jpg

The Flat Fixed Mount Sofa Snap, Model 910 is used on Sectionals that have a wider frame able to accommodate the 2 1/4" x 1 3/4" base. This piece is designed to mount to the bottom of your sofa on the edge of the wooden frame so it can stick out.

By popular demand, we are now offering the Replacement Male Angle Tongue (also called Clip, tab, or catch pin), which work with the Model #910. These small tabs are sometimes broken when moving furniture. If the female half (the forks) of your Model #910 Sofa Snap bracket still works, there is no need to replace the entire unit. Now, just replace the broken or missing part.

Replacement Male Angle Tongue for Model #910  910-Clip-1_110.jpg

 

4. Model #929 - Flat Model, Pivoting Forks                     Sofa-Snap-929-1_110.jpg     Model 929, Side View Engaged       Sofa-Snap-929-2_110.jpg

The Flat Pivoting Mount Sofa Snap Model 929, is used on Sectionals that have a wider frame able to accommodate the 2 1/4" x 1 3/4" base. This piece is designed to mount to the bottom of your sofa on the edge of the wooden frame so it can stick out.

 

5. Model #216 - Flat Model, Extra Long Pivoting Forks   Sofa-Snap-216_110.jpg

The Flat Extra Long Pivoting Mount Sofa Snap Model 216 is used on Sectionals that have a wider frame able to accommodate the 2 1/4" x 1 3/4" base. This piece is designed to mount to the bottom of your sofa on the edge of the wooden frame so that it can stick out. The extra long length of the pivoting forks allow even over stuffed sectionals to be joined.

 

6. Model #345 - Flat Model, Fixed Forks, Heavy Duty      Sofa-Snap-345_150.jpg

The Sofa Snap Model #345 is identical to the Sofa Snap Model #910 with the exception that the Male Angle Tongue is of a stronger solid triangular design and will hold up better under high traffic and high stress applications.

 

7. Model #007 - Flat Model, Pivoting Stem, Heavy Duty  Sofa-Snap-007_150.jpg    Model 007, Unengaged Sofa-Snap-007-Apart_150.jpg

The Sofa Snap Model #007 is a flat mount, pivoting Sofa Snap designed for heavy-duty, high stress applications. Instead of a dual-fork design, the Model #007 has a heavy-duty reinforced Single Stem which fits into a heavy duty receptor unit. If your application calls for a heavy-duty, pivoting Sofa Snap -- this is the Sofa Snap for you. Also, both the pivoting single stem and the receptor measure 2-5/16" x 1-3/16". They can be attached to narrow frames.